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Take Prenatal Vitamin
This a daily pill?:
Then no harm.
They are a supplement of normal intake of vitamins in food, so, you probably get a significant amount of all nutrients without them.
Taking them 90% of the time and missing 10% smaller than the variation in how much gets in; smaller than the variation in the size of the person taking them! Probably is smaller than the variability on how much is in the vitamin! ...Read more
A friend told me that if I take prenatal vitamin it will help with nausea Is this true because I don't take them cause I hate pills?
Yes: Having hypothryroidism does not affect your need for vitamins. The only concern is that taking calcium supplements can interfere with absorption of thyroid hormone, so if the penatal vitamin has calcium take it at least 2 hours after taking thyroid. Also, I advise having your doctor check your free T3 level- if not in the upper half of the normal range consider adding liothyronine (t3). ...Read more
Any way: Chewables or tablet form, as long as you can tolerate taking the vitamins, that is what is important. Prenatal vitamins are SUPPLEMENTS to a healthy, well-balanced diet. In addition, if you are planning to conceive, best to start a prenatal or multivitamin supplement (extra folic acid) 2-3 months prior to conception and throughout the first trimester. I personally prefer DHA in the prenatals. ...Read more
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Should be: Ok. Just little extra on the vitamins. What your body needs it will use. What it doesn't it will excrete. Talk to you doctors And let them know you are on both ...Read more
Maybe: There is no harm in taking them together; however, b vitamins are commonly nauseating. Therefore, taking them together may increase the risk of nausea. I would suggest taking them at different times to prevent nausea and to minimize a large peak of b vitamins. Several smaller doses make the vitamin available throughout the day. ...Read more
Yes!: While its ok to take vitamins at night without food. It's important to remember that certain vitamins are far soluble. That means that they will not be absorbed well if you are on an empty stomach. So, if you eat dinner a little earlier and then take your vitamins at bed time, it should be ok ...Read more
No problem: That should not cause any problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not such a good idea mostly because it might cause you to intake too much vit a which can be a problem
go to vitamindcouncil. Org and look up vit a there and you will find a good article there to explain this. ...Read more
I was wondering is it alright to take prenatal vitamins and GNC weight gainer 1850 together to gain weight?
GNC: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Took an EPT and is positive. When should I start to take prenatal vitamins? Does it matter what brand of vitamins they are?
3 months before: It is best to start Prenatal vitamins 3 months before. Since you did not you can just start today. There are hundreds of brands to choose from and you may choose whichever one you like. ...Read more
Yes: Totally safeGet a more detailed answer ›
No harm, but no good: It probably doesn't pose any harm to you, but won't provide any benefit. ...Read more
Can you take prenatal vitamins for no particular reason, or would that overdose you with vitamins?
Not harmful: A prenatal vitamin would not be harmful. However, if you get a good, balanced diet, you would not need it, with one exception; a supplement of 400 micrograms daily of folate (folic acid) (found in multivitamins and prenatal vits) is recommended for women even before they get pregnant to reduce the risk of some birth defects in the babies. A good iphone resource for preventive topics is my health checklist 2012. ...Read more